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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Jonah

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The son of Amittai the prophet. His history we have incorporated with his writings. If there were no other cause to recommend Jonah to the attention of the church, than his being declared by Christ himself to have been his type, this were enough. And how striking a one it is, the most inattentive reader can hardly fail to observe. On the subject of the Gourd, I believe that the general opinion of all travellers hath been, that it was the same as is called at Aleppo, the Polma Christi. Its growth is said to have been so rapid, that the Kekajon, for so it is called, will send out shoots, in the compass of a night, near four inches. In the margin of our Bibles it is called, "the son of the night," to intimate its quick progress, and consequently its short duration.


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Jonah'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/j/jonah.html. London. 1828.

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